March is a month of transitions. We start to see our snow showers mix with rain and the snow pack begins to dwindle due to longer days and a higher sun angle. But what everyone wants to know is when will we start seeing 40s and 50s on a more regular basis?
Well, looking ahead, probably not in the next 10 days. We were below average through most of February and it seems as though March is starting off the same way. A couple of mild weekends and then sure enough…arctic air moves back in during the week.
Last year we saw 40s, 50s and even 60s the second week of March and during the last week, we hit 80, twice! Wow…can you even imagine that this year?! In 2005 and 2006, there were a couple of days with highs near 50 in the second week, but we didn’t see the consistent warm temperatures until the last week in March, which is more typical.
This week offers a similar pattern to last week with cool temperatures during the week and more mild temperatures over the weekend. We do have a couple chances for light snow on Wednesday and Sunday, but nothing significant and nothing that will be mixing with rain anytime soon. It can’t stay cold forever, right?!
Patience I guess.
Meteorologist LeAnn Lombardo
Posted under Hometown Weather
This post was written by llombardo on March 4, 2008